Thanks for the tip Mason. It'll give me something to do in this rainy weather.
Originally Posted by mason
Why would you need the Testo micron gauge when it's built into their digital gauges? Testo is trying to suck the $ out of us. I just got a Testo 510 dual port digital gauge and I pissed myself laughing at how small it was. It also feels cheap. I hope it holds up.
Originally Posted by hvac wiz 79
All these pictures of the digi cools are killing me. I hope I am the first guy with a set of the UEI ones just cause I'm cool like that. I will be posting ALOT of noob questions when I receive them along with photos.
Mine has been bouncing around, with a couple of static pressure tips and hoses, in a small shaving case for years, and is still going strong.
Originally Posted by OldSchoolMech
I just ordered the ak-900s from TTT. I got the 7-10 day shipping, so now it's time to hurry up an wait. Btw, I got the scissor clamp thermocouples for them.
Anybody have any advice on hoses? I'm leaning toward YJ 60" low loss with ball valves. Any comments or suggestions?
YJ or nrp ball valve hoses are my favorites.
Originally Posted by kdr233
I gave up on YJ hoses years ago, because they are garbage.
Originally Posted by kdr233
I use NRP 4' hoses + 6" hoses with separate ball valves between the 4' and 6" hoses, and a screw on low loss fitting on the high side hose.
I keep a little refrigerant vapor in the hoses, so when I hook up to a system, I only have to burp the 6" hose on the low side to purge the air out of it.
It's a lot of connections, so I've been thinking of trying out the hoses with ball valves on the very end of them.
Is anybody using the JB kobra hoses with ball valves built into the end?
I used the YJ version for last season and that's all I got out of them, my ball valves already leak around what looks like a Teflon seal causing refer to come out of the screw that holds the handle, hoping someone makes a ball valve that will last longer than one a/c season...
Can't complain about mine, either.
Originally Posted by mark beiser
It ain't a DC, but it rides in the toolbag well.
Mine has taken up a disconcerting habit of burning batteries, so I take them out after each use.
Full disclosure here.......I do work for REFCO in Switzerland. Why not look at our new Digimon SE (second edition) I know we had lots of knobs breaking off our first digital manifold set and some other QC issues.... Our new one which just came out last month is pretty sweet and it is priced right. We factory test every one 100% before it goes anywhere. The pressure sensors are spot on and the temperature probes are also very good. I'd like to do a head to head field test to see how we stack up.
I am already working on the 3rd generation but the SE is worth a look. And yes, they are really made right here in Switzerland, one floor below my office.
good luck Sjewell
I saw them at the AHR Expo in Dallas.
Originally Posted by Expat in CH
They did have a much better quality feel to them that the first generation Digimon, which were not good(to put it mildly), but the only rep that was at the booth when I stopped by was unable to answer any of my technical questions about it, and seemed unaware of the problems with the first generation Digimon.
After my experience with the 2 sets of the first generation Digimon that my employer bought, I'm not really motivated to spend any money to find out if the new ones are as improved as you say though.
I think the wide spread warranty denials on failed Digimon units did some serious damage to Refco's reputation here, to the point that many people even stopped considering other Refco products.
I appreciate your honest and direct feedback. I just printed and walked your comments into the CEO's office. I wanted him to see what people who work in the field say about REFCO products.
He advised me to send it to the VP of REFCO USA and ask for his comments. My intent on this is to make things better for you guys in the field and more importantly,...
make better products for those of you who use them.
Stay tuned, more to come.
Sjewell at a show a while back I brought up to the guy running the booth that you were programing R-4XX refrigerants with incorrect bubble and dew points on the Manifold and the new single stubby gauge they had on display. Not sure if it was first second or third generation or if you were aware. Now go knock some heads together
If You Can Dodge A Wrench You Can Dodge A Ball
I first started with the first generation digimon which I still have in my truck but don't use much anymore. They were a good starter set back then. Next I bought my testo 550 which is my troubleshooting set. I also purchased a sman3 as backup but have not used them. I prefer the testo of all 3.